Pocket, Britain

Pocket, Britain

Pocket
Britain
1870-1900
Museum no. T.346-1996

This plain cotton example demonstrates the unadorned, practical nature of pockets in the late 19th century. From patterns for pockets in The Workwoman's Guide of 1838, this one is shaped to be worn on the right with the straight side at the front. Buttonhole openings at the top allow the pocket to be easily moved along the tie when worn. However the wearer of this example sewed up one of the buttonholes to prevent any further movement.

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